$2.00 Veggie Bags

by tgiffitness on November 13, 2012

Two Dollar Veggie Bags

I have 10X more energy when my house is clean and organized, I’m not walking through piles of dog hair, and I don’t have to wash a bunch of dishes before I am able to make dinner.  That’s why, in our house, every Sunday is “Cleaning and Laundry Day”. (I’m not sure that my husband is aware of this, but I’m sure he’ll catch on in the next few years.) By doing this, we are able start every Monday off right! Feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to tackle the work week!

We also like to use our weekends to do our grocery shopping. Clear out the old and spoiled food and in with the new! Cooking a healthy meal is easy when your fridge is organized and full of fresh vegetables! At least it’s easy on Monday… and maybe Tuesday… but by the time Thursday rolls around, no one feels like chopping, dicing, sautéing, etc. So we go for something quick, and more times that not, unhealthy.

As a result, we were letting far to much food go to waste, and far too much money go down the drain! Something had to change….

Option #1: Buy Less Food

My husband and I aren’t known for our self restraint when it comes to shopping, particularly in Costco, where everything is SUPER SIZED!

“12 Gallons of Mayonnaise?…Well we definitely need that!”

Needless to say, this solution wasn’t going to work for us. And it wasn’t going to help us eat balanced and nutritious meals towards the end of the week.

Option #2: Frozen Vegetables

I’m not a big fan of the majority of the frozen vegetable options at the grocery store, which usually consist of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. And even though we do have a few bags of frozen veggies in the freezer, we never actually seem to eat them. On the plus side, freezing our vegetables would stop them from spoiling….

Option # 3: Food Prep Day and $2.00 Veggie Bags

The worst part of cooking is how long it takes to clean up afterwards. Cutting boards, knifes, frying pans, etc. usually have to be washed by hand and that takes time, [my] energy, water and electricity. Why do this 7 times each week, when you only have to do it once?

So now, Saturday is “Grocery Shopping, and Food Prep Day”. All of our vegetables get washed, chopped and packaged before we put them in the fridge or freezer. We also portion and freeze our meat for individual meals, making life 100x easier.

$2.00 Veggie Bags:

  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Onion

Add meat, quinoa and seasonings and you have a nutritiously delicious meal for 2… maybe 4

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